Mondesi speaks! - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Mondesi speaks!

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Mondesi speaks!

Postby Madison » Sat Aug 09, 2003 4:02 am

Mondesi lashes out at Torre following trade from Yankees


August 9, 2003
PHOENIX (AP) -- Now that Raul Mondesi has gotten out of the Bronx, he's letting it be known how unhappy he was with Joe Torre and the New York Yankees.

Before Mondesi and his Arizona Diamondbacks teammates played the New York Mets on Friday night, the outspoken outfielder lashed out at the Yankees manager.

Mondesi said Torre showed him little respect in the two seasons he played with the Yankees.

ADVERTISEMENT


``They don't like me the way they like (Derek) Jeter and Jorge (Posada) because they come from there,'' Mondesi said. ``I understand that, but when you play for somebody, he's supposed to treat everybody the same.''

Mondesi also said Torre was biased against him and All-Star second baseman Alfonso Soriano.

``Soriano and me, where are we from? Dominican Republic,'' Mondesi said. ``When (Jason) Giambi was hitting like .120, he was there batting third.

``Soriano was in a slump for four or five games, he was hitting seventh and eighth,'' Mondesi said. ``Soriano. He's the best player that they've got. They're never going to get a player like Soriano. They've got to wait 100 years to get a player like Soriano.''

Torre didn't wish to engage in a war of words with Mondesi.

``I'm sorry he feels that way and that's all I want to say,'' Torre said Friday night after the Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners.

New York traded Mondesi late last month, a move that Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said was made in response to Mondesi leaving the clubhouse in Boston after Torre pinch-hit for him on July 27. Mondesi traveled to Anaheim for the next series on his own and was traded on July 29.

Mondesi said the deal was made based on his request.

``They said they traded me because I left the team. That's not true. They traded me because I told my agent to tell them to trade me,'' Mondesi said. ``I was upset with how they treated me. When Joe pinch-hit for me, he didn't tell me. I was the last to hear of it. ... That's not respect for me.''

Mondesi got off to a fast start this season, but slowed down. He was batting .258 with 16 home runs and 49 RBIs at the time of the deal.





Why don't you tell us how you really feel? Lol. ;-)
Yes doctor, I am sick.
Sick of those who are spineless.
Sick of those who feel self-entitled.
Sick of those who are hypocrites.
Yes doctor, an army is forming.
Yes doctor, there will be a war.
Yes doctor, there will be blood.....
Madison
Mod in Retirement
Mod in Retirement

User avatar
ExecutiveEditorCafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeCafe SpotterInnovative MemberCafe MusketeerPick 3 ChampionMatchup Meltdown SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 53856
(Past Year: 1)
Joined: 29 Apr 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Taking Souls...

Postby wrveres » Sat Aug 09, 2003 4:28 am

Blah, blah blah ,
another overpaid, over the hill, overhyped average outfielder complaing about the system, and then citing racism? Imagine that ...

The league is becoming flooded with average outfielders ..
25                "Love the Padres"
Rafael

Dodgers FAIL|Mets FAIL|Canada FAIL
wrveres
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterEagle EyeInnovative MemberCafe Musketeer
Posts: 31751
(Past Year: 743)
Joined: 2 Mar 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby DieHardCubbie » Sat Aug 09, 2003 4:50 am

I agree wrveres...why don't they just play ball and stop running there mouth.....
[b]Useless Trivia of the day[/b]

England's Worcester Canoe Club set the world record for paddling a hand-propelled bathtub. The 25 man team covered a distance of 55 miles, 425 yards in 24 hours on September 28 and 29, 1979.
DieHardCubbie
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Fantasy ExpertMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeInnovative MemberPick 3 Weekly Winner
Posts: 13084
Joined: 13 Feb 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: floating around on the 3rd rock

Postby Madison » Sat Aug 09, 2003 4:53 am

Agreed. Play ball and don't make excuses. ;-)
Yes doctor, I am sick.
Sick of those who are spineless.
Sick of those who feel self-entitled.
Sick of those who are hypocrites.
Yes doctor, an army is forming.
Yes doctor, there will be a war.
Yes doctor, there will be blood.....
Madison
Mod in Retirement
Mod in Retirement

User avatar
ExecutiveEditorCafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeCafe SpotterInnovative MemberCafe MusketeerPick 3 ChampionMatchup Meltdown SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 53856
(Past Year: 1)
Joined: 29 Apr 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Taking Souls...

Postby chiuondis » Sat Aug 09, 2003 5:56 am

poor mondesi :~( ..
.hahah.. nah
chiuondis
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 351
Joined: 6 May 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: NJ

Postby twentysix » Sat Aug 09, 2003 8:13 am

Personally, I agree with Mondesi. Torre is just so blatantly racist against Latino players. I mean, he only plays Bernie, Jorge, Soriano, Rivera, Enrique Wilson, Ruben Sierra, Antonio Osuna, Karim Garcia, and Contreras with any regularity.
What about 1st Base, Joe? 2 white guys? Why not just burn a cross in the on-deck circle? Not to mention they traded El Duque and Armando Benitez, obviously moves based on race and nothing else. It just makes me sick. :-D
Yanks in '08!
twentysix
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar

Posts: 329
Joined: 3 Aug 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: The Land of Milk and Honey

Postby pkarr5000 » Sat Aug 09, 2003 10:03 am

mondesi should just shut up, torre PAID to get rid of him for the same reason. I hate wussies in baseball.
pkarr5000
General Manager
General Manager

Mock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 3935
Joined: 19 Apr 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby warrick95 » Sat Aug 09, 2003 4:25 pm

``They don't like me the way they like (Derek) Jeter and Jorge (Posada) because they come from there,'' Mondesi said.

Wait, where are Jeter and Posada from?

Isn't Bernie Williams Latin (although his name sounds American)? Bernie's slumping right now and he's still batting 2nd, 4th, or 5th consistently. Mondesi may not be happy with the way the Yankees treated him, but I really don't think racism is the reason.
warrick95
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 5440
Joined: 27 May 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: The empty seat next to the Tampa Bay heckler

Postby pkarr5000 » Sat Aug 09, 2003 4:27 pm

i think bernies real first name is bernabie
pkarr5000
General Manager
General Manager

Mock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 3935
Joined: 19 Apr 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Sevillano » Sat Aug 09, 2003 4:51 pm

warrick95 wrote:``They don't like me the way they like (Derek) Jeter and Jorge (Posada) because they come from there,'' Mondesi said.

Wait, where are Jeter and Posada from?


I think he meant because they are Yankee farm products. In any case, none of his arguments hold water. Sounds like he's suffering from a bruised ego, and is looking for something or someone to pin it on.
Sevillano
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 279
Joined: 1 Jun 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Next

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: unioreimi and 24 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Wednesday, Jul. 23
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

Cleveland at Minnesota
(1:10 pm)
Kansas City at Chi White Sox
(2:10 pm)
Cincinnati at Milwaukee
(2:10 pm)
Washington at Colorado
(3:10 pm)
Detroit at Arizona
(3:40 pm)
NY Mets at Seattle
(3:40 pm)
LA Dodgers at Pittsburgh
(7:05 pm)
San Francisco at Philadelphia
(7:05 pm)
Texas at NY Yankees
(7:05 pm)
Boston at Toronto
(7:07 pm)
Miami at Atlanta
(7:10 pm)
Tampa Bay at St. Louis
(7:15 pm)
San Diego at Chi Cubs
(8:05 pm)
Baltimore at LA Angels
(10:05 pm)
Houston at Oakland
(10:05 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact